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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of kerf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having kerfs or slits
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In Mosul, which is kerfed almost in half by the Tigris River, Arabs mounted red, white, and black Iraqi flags on street corners and rooftops on the west bank; on the east bank, Kurds flew their yellow colors from storefronts and Russian-made jeeps.
The square box had been made from a single plank, bent around kerfed grooves that had been cut not quite all the way through for three of the corners; it was fastened together with pegs at the fourth.
I would like to make the guess that the back separation and kerfed lining issues cause the bigger price cut.
Julie, cracks in the kerfed lining and some sort of separation in the back of the mandolin surely makes the instrument a candidate to take it to an experienced luthier in order to find out wether a repair is advisable, wether the instrument is playable without any repairs and to find out just how much a repair would cost.
By the way, the asking price reflects both, the separation and the kerfed lining issues as well as the finish issue.
The "teeth" are called "kerfed lining," and cracks in it aren't serious in themselves.
[where the kerfed liner reinforces the corner and glues the top and rim to each other] and the edge of the fingerboard.